Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
“Dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau” (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. “36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the” descendants of Esau had seized.
“A tribe that dwelt in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and” “the Red Sea. They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of” “Eliphaz, for they existed in the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:7).” They were probably a tribe that migrated from the shores of the “Persian Gulf and settled in Arabia. “They dwelt in the land of” “the south…from Havilah until thou comest to Shur” (Num. 13:29;” “1 Sam. 15:7). They were a pastoral, and hence a nomadic race.” Their kings bore the hereditary name of Agag (Num. 24:7; 1 Sam. 15:8). They attempted to stop the Israelites when they marched “through their territory (Deut. 25:18), attacking them at” Rephidim (Ex. 17:8-13; comp. Deut. 25:17; 1 Sam. 15:2). They afterwards attacked the Israelites at Hormah (Num. 14:45). We read of them subsequently as in league with the Moabites (Judg. 3:13) and the Midianites (Judg. 6:3). Saul finally desolated “their territory and destroyed their power (1 Sam. 14:48; 15:3),” and David recovered booty from them (1 Sam. 30:18-20). In the “Babylonian inscriptions they are called Sute, in those of Egypt” “Sittiu, and the Amarna tablets include them under the general” “name of Khabbati, or “plunderers.”
Definition of Amalek: “a people that licks up”
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